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In western Massachusetts in 1976, still grieving and guilt-ridden over her father's drowning, twelve-year-old Blue is dealt another blow when her older sister, Star, runs away to escape their stepfather's violence against their mother.
"Kawnsey's debut novel sensitively and perceptively takes a familiar YA theme and gives it heart." —Publishers Weekly
"[T]houghtful and affecting."—Kirkus Reviews
"This plot-driven novel is a fast read for middle and junior high girls." —Voice of Youth Advocates
"[T]he book doesn't shirk from the fact that the capacity for uncontrolled rage lies within us all. . . .readers will nonetheless relate to the compelling account of a girl trying to fight her family's destruction from within." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Posted December 20, 2013
Ok so i havent read the story but ive heard about it.
Also there is this thing where you stand in a mirror and say baby blue once and then count to twelve.you have hold your arms as if you have a baby in them.then you have to run to the toilet drop the baby and flush.........................but if you drop the baby then the mirror will crack and you will here screams or something like that.im not exactly sure because i havent tried it but most of my friends have done before
Posted November 11, 2007
I have read this book several times and have enjoyed it more each time! Michelle has a way of capturing the reader in a way that you can not put the book down. The characters in this book are so convincing as they are going through their journey. You will not be disappointed!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 7, 2004
When I say I loved this book I'm not saying this because she was my teacher.her book brings you in to Blue's life. You easily understand the characters after a while, and grow to love and hate some. I really reccomend it to teens and older!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 7, 2004
Told from twelve-year-old Blue's perspective very effectively. 'Baby Blue' exposes this young woman's inner struggles, and entwined relationships in a way that deeply moved me. Dealing with domestic abuse; physical or mental abuse is real. Young adults will be able to relate to Blue and her very different sister Star- and the way they both cope with their family difficulties.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.